Monday Jul 28
2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances
Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples her 75th.
The News Tribune
Newport Folk Festival wraps up 55th anniversary
She's headlining Sunday at Fort Adams. Other top acts include Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.
Newport Folk Festival rewards festivarians faith
The legendary Newport Folk Festival , July 25-27, didn't offer a lineup when tickets went on sale earlier this year.
Irma Thomas happy to give the people what they want
When her music career ebbed in the 1970s, Irma Thomas left her native New Orleans, moved to Oakland and took a day job at the Montgomery Ward department store in Richmond.
Abramorama Snags Soul Music Doc 'Take Me To The River'
Abramorama and Social Capital Films have jointly acquired U.S. theatrical rights to SXSW award-winning documentary Take Me To The River , tracking the influence of Memphis and Mississippi Delta blues on the American social and political landscape through the recording of a historic new album.
She took us there. By the time Mavis Staples delivered her parting shot, her family's early 1970s hit I'll Take You There, she'd already delivered on that as well as on her promises of joy and good vibrations.
THIS DAY IN 1968: Guitarist Eric Clapton announced the breakup of Cream. The band played a farewell concert later in the year.
Pick Six: Kaiser Chiefs, moe., Lauryn Hill, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, more
Singer Lauryn Hill performs at Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" Concert at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in New York.